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Old 02-25-2013, 04:56 PM
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Hey guys, just joined to do some searching on the newer powerstrokes. I currently own an '05 Duramax K2500 Crew Cab Short Bed. I am looking to move to a newer truck. I have no issues with the '05, but I want to move into a newer (2011-12) truck. I have two kids now and would like to go back to a front bench seat so that I have the option to haul 6 people. I am not happy with the front bench seats that GM offers. No heat/cool and leather is not a common option. I have found several 2011/12 F250's with flip up center seat, leather seats with heat/cool option. I primarily use the truck to pull a gooseneck in the summers with an 8500lb diesel pulling truck (Duramax...sorry guys ) Don't drive it much otherwise.

I am wondering what you guys can tell me about the 2011/12 Powerstrokes? Anything to look out for? Issues? Known problems, etc...? I understand that every make has it's issues. I don't expect it to be issue free, but just want to have a good understanding of what to expect. Hows the mileage on the newer engines? Do the F250's handle the pin weight from a gooseneck or should I be looking at SRW F350's?

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The only issues I know of is when you tune them the turbo don't like it a whole lot. Other than that I really don't know of any. I too used to be a Chevy guy but after ya test drive all three the choice is simple IMO. I do love the dmax it's a tried and true motor. I know I have friends that has had the previous ford models and has a 6.7 and is kinda waiting for a problem to come up but hasn't yet. I know 4 owners of them and one put a tune in it and nuked a turbo. That is honestly the only issue I have seen personally. I still think its too soon.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Good to hear that aren't any big issues. I agree it is a fairly new engine. We have a couple at work and I will say they get with it and have had no issues. I'm not worried about tuners or power adders. I want 400 stock hp with a warranty. Must be getting old....

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Well, I'm not sure, but I doubt you can get leather heated/cooled seats with a front bench. I'm sure you can go aftermarket and someone would be happy to do it for you. But other than that, the new 6.7 trucks are great in stock form. 800ft-lbs and all under a warranty?? Good deal!


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Weight - check the specifications of what you're looking at. No sense buying something that is under rated.

Issues? Lots of people on here with none. Me included. I love the truck. It looks like a truck...

The one thing about GM is that it's not like there's much difference between a half ton and 1 ton appearance wise. They both look the same. With Ford and Ram, at least you can tell you're in a real truck.

Good luck. Test drive them and see what you like. I've heard good things about them all. My friend bought GM when I bought Ford. We both like what we bought. But, when I pull next to him he looks like he's driving a half ton. Both pull and haul the bacon...so get what fits you the best.
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First off, welcome to the ORG.

Secondly, in my opinion you can not go wrong with one o the new fords. I have just over 21,000 miles on my 12' and have not had a single issue. Averaging around 17-17.5 hand calculated. Have seen 21 mpg on a trip from Houston, TX to Orlando, FL. Had the wind at my back though. And took it easy, stayed at 70 mph. As far as pin weight, I think you will be better in a 350, the 250's seem to squat under a relatively light load. They pull fine just looks funny nosed up with a light load. Anyway, again welcome ad hope this helps!


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Almost 20,000mi on mine, not a single problem. wanted to tune a delete but don't want turbo troubles so I'm staying stock for now. It's a fantastic truck, great power, smooth ride, comfortable interior, and its holding up great so far. whose knows what will pop up in the future but for now they get my vote over a GM any day. Looks like Ford may have a winner after the 6.0 6.4 fiasco. probably get grilled for that comment but its the truth, I know lot of 6.0 and 6.4 owners and unless they chip and aftermarket load the truck, they aint too happy with em. back to topic, you can't go wrong with the 6.7, good luck hope you have a successful, satisfying purchase and long happy life with the new rig.
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